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Milecastle 39 on Hadrian's Wall,
with Crag Lough in the distance
Crag Lough shown within Northumberland
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Crag Lough is an inland lake at the southern edge of Northumberland National Park, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Bardon Mill, and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of the B6318 Military Road in Northumberland, northern England. At this point Hadrian's Wall is at the top of a line of crags with Crag Lough at the foot of the crags.
|Group||Roman Wall Loughs|
|Type||natural freshwater lake|
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Max. length||1,970 feet (600 m)|
|Max. width||425 feet (130 m)|
The etymology of Crag Lough is linked to the Cumbric word luch, meaning 'lake' (c.f. Welsh lwch, Scottish Gaelic loch). The 'Crag' element is probably from a word equivalent to Welsh graig, 'cliff'.
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